Reexamining Rape Culture with Sohaila Abdulali
Curated by: Point of View & Penguin India & G5A
Join us as we celebrate the release of Sohaila Abdulali’s powerful new book ‘What We Talk About When We Talk About Rape’.
Sohaila Abdulali will be in conversation with Bishakha Datta, Executive Director at Point of View.
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“Rape drains the light.” These are the words that begin Sohaila’s timely, yet timeless, journey through this dark issue. “I want to let some light back in.”
And she does. Through conversations with rape survivors on five continents. (Is rape always a life-defining event?) Through questions, nuanced yet probing. (Is rape related to desire?) By digging deep into the subterranean layer where long-held silences demand answers spoken out loud. (Who gets raped? Who rapes? Is one rape worse than another?)
Writing from the perspective of a survivor, writer, counsellor and activist, Sohaila looks at what we talk about when we talk about rape - and what we don’t talk about. (Is rape worse than death? How do you recover your sense of self, freedom and joy? )
This event is hosted by Point of View in collaboration with G5A Foundation For Contemporary Culture & Penguin India. It is part of Point of View's #MadeByWomen series. Established in 2005, Made by Women celebrates women film makers, writers, artists, etc.
About the artist
Sohaila Abdulali was born in Mumbai. She graduated from Brandeis University and did her master’s at Stanford University. Sohaila has written two novels, children’s books and short stories. She lives in New York with her family.
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